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    Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?
    Feb09

    Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?

    Doug Bandow When the Cold War closed many people believed that history had ended. Peace had descended upon the earth. The lion was about to lie down with the lamb. The Second Coming seemed on its way. Europe was certain to be free and undivided. Alas, it hasn’t worked out that way. But no worries. At least NATO officials are happy....

    A Critical Year for Humanitarianism
    Feb09

    A Critical Year for Humanitarianism

    SOURCE: AP/Dan KitwoodU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses delegates in London during the donor conference, February 2016.2015 was a remarkable year for international diplomacy and multilateralism, culminating in two major compacts on climate change and the global development agenda: The Paris agreement on climate and the U.N. Sustainable...

    Russian Officials Consider Bank Support Measures
    Feb09

    Russian Officials Consider Bank Support Measures

    One idea is to help borrowers who took out loans in foreign currencies before the ruble went into a tailspin. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Troop Drawdown in Tajikistan Has Kremlinologists Puzzled
    Feb09

    Troop Drawdown in Tajikistan Has Kremlinologists Puzzled

    Moscow recently pledged to increase its military commitment near the Afghan border. Now it foresees a smaller, more mobile force. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Kissinger the realist?
    Feb09

    Kissinger the realist?

    When Niall Ferguson published the first volume of his biography of Henry Kissinger last year, much was made of his portrayal of the former national security adviser and secretary of state as not being a foreign policy “realist” before joining the Nixon administration in 1968. To the contrary, as its title indicates, Kissinger: 1923-1968: The...

    Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb08

    Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine

    International Crisis Group. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    What’s Behind the Resignation of Minister Abromavicius?
    Feb08

    What’s Behind the Resignation of Minister Abromavicius?

    The resignation of Aivaras Abromavicius from the position of Minister of Economic Development and Trade is another nail in the coffin for the hopes for serious reform in Ukraine. In resigning, he follows in the footsteps of his predecessor Pavlo Sheremeta, who was also unwilling to serve in a government that was more interested in personal gain...

    Ukraine needs new-look government, says outgoing economy minister
    Feb08

    Ukraine needs new-look government, says outgoing economy minister

    Ukraine needs a new technocratic government led by the present finance minister to have any hope of pushing through long-promised reforms. Abromavicius also said the president’s office was meddling in ministerial appointments. Abromavicius stopped short of criticizing Poroshenko directly. But he urged the president to sack Kononenko and...

    Ukraine’s last chance to secure its freedom
    Feb08

    Ukraine’s last chance to secure its freedom

    Maidan revolution was about changing the system, from the kind of state capture by corrupt elites seen in many post-Soviet states to a “European” model seen as offering fairer and more effective governance. The economy minister’s resignation has intensified calls for a cabinet reshuffle or even snap elections. FT: Ukraine’s last...

    Coincidence? Baltic Invasion Story Reappears as Pentagon Seeks to Quadruple Europe Spending
    Feb08

    Coincidence? Baltic Invasion Story Reappears as Pentagon Seeks to Quadruple Europe Spending

    It seems that Putin is about to invade the Baltics. Again. With journalists and commentators distracted by Syria and Europe’s refugee crisis, Putin’s enduring desire to dash Westwards across the continent “recreating the Soviet Union” was seemingly put on the media’s back burner for a while. In fact, journalists had been oddly...

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